Playgrounds provide space and structure for children’s socialisation, imaginative play and physical activity. However, not all playgrounds are created equal, and it seems that adult designed spaces are increasingly unsuccessful in meeting children’s needs or expectations in relation to outdoor play. This brochure summarises playground characteristics most enjoyed by children and those which encourage socialisation, imaginative play and physical activity.
Natural Learning Environments- why and some suggestions on how.
Some thought provoking quotes about children and nature. Which quote resonates with you and why?
Read a mother's view on the benefits she observed in her children through playing in nature. This easy to read article posted in 'Nature Play SA', a South Australian initiative to promote nature play, talks about the advantages of taking children outside into nature.
#MeanwhileinRussia: No, this is not punishment. It’s playtime! Students and teachers embrace sub-zero temperatures to invigorate themselves. This practice clearly shows thats its ok to be out in the snow.